I was thrilled to have been approved to read the Well Matched advanced reading copy because I’m a huge fan of Well Met. I loved that we would get to read the story of Emily’s sister, April and the muscular, kilt-wearing gym teacher, Mitch.
The banter between the two building up to this story was so good and when the two decided to start fake dating to make Mitch’s family back off about settling down, had me eagerly indulging in the book. April’s and Mitch’s chemistry was on fire and the tender moments Mitch displayed with April had me swooning.
April was very relatable as an invert myself. As she tried to avoid being the topic of gossip, I completely understood that feeling and her insecurities.
What I will say is I wished we got to know Mitch a bit more on a deeper level but I thoroughly enjoyed my time reading this story.
Thank you Berkley for the advanced reading copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Single mother April Parker has lived in Willow Creek for twelve years with a wall around her heart. On the verge of being an empty nester, she's decided to move on from her quaint little town, and asks her friend Mitch for his help with some home improvement projects to get her house ready to sell.
Mitch Malone is known for being the life of every party, but mostly for the attire he wears to the local Renaissance Faire -- a kilt (and not much else) that shows off his muscled form to perfection. While he agrees to help April, he needs a favor too: she'll pretend to be his girlfriend at an upcoming family dinner, so that he can avoid the lectures about settling down and having a more "serious" career than high school coach and gym teacher. April reluctantly agrees, but when dinner turns into a weekend trip, it becomes hard to tell what's real and what's been just for show. But when the weekend ends, so must their fake relationship.
As summer begins, Faire returns to Willow Creek, and April volunteers for the first time. When Mitch's family shows up unexpectedly, April pretends to be Mitch's girlfriend again... something that doesn't feel so fake anymore. Despite their obvious connection, April insists they've just been putting on an act. But when there's the chance for something real, she has to decide whether to change her plans -- and open her heart -- for the kilt-wearing hunk who might just be the love of her life.